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100 Series Nav. Purchase?

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by toyotaman, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. toyotaman

    toyotaman

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    I bought this past weekend a '99 LC. Having previously driver a '90 4Runner and a '94 4Runner, and have had a '95 Tacoma driven by a family member, I am very familiar with those vehicles.

    But the navigation system in the '01 Cruiser is new to me as I hadn't previously paid attention to the trends in the build of the model.

    What has been the general consensus on this new techno gadget?

    And could a new unit be purchased (where?) and installed in a '99 LC? What would be the wiring experience needed for such a retrofit?
     
  2. landandsea

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    WHAT? You bought a LC without asking this forum if the price was right? No pictures?

    What are you, some kind of indepedent loner or something?

    Just kidding :flipoff2:

    Congrats and welcome.

    Sorry, I don't know anything about those new fangled nav systems. Got me an archaic '96, but you came to the right place...

    Ed
     
  3. Rogue

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    [quote author=landandsea link=board=2;threadid=8281;start=msg69992#msg69992 date=1070339314]
    You bought a LC without asking this forum if the price was right?[/quote]

    Thank you. We need more people in this world who can make decisions on their own.

    :cheers:
     
  4. mot

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    Pardon me if you have already, but have you considered any of the aftermarket models: Alpine, Pioneer, Clarion, etc...?

    My Toyota(not a cruiser) has a factory navigation system. There are things I like about it, but there are things I like better about the aftermarket Pioneer system in my sister's.

    I guess if you are after the factory look, I guess there's only one way to go.

    Good luck!

    mot
     
  5. sleeoffroad

    sleeoffroad Supporting Vendor

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    Looked into this when I bought the 99. If you compare the wiring manauls for the two years, then I think the task is not worth it for the $'s it is going to take. More than just the head unit needs to be replaced. Also, I don't think the wiring in the 99 is there to support the unit.
     
  6. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    Retro-fitting the OEM nav system would be cost-prohibitive.

    The head unit alone is $6,483.09

    And no, I did not make that up...........




    D-
     
  7. landtank

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    Dan, wanted a clock for my 1996 4Runner. Tell them what one of those list for.
     
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    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    83910-26020, list $228.35
     
  9. Riley

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    Radio shack sells a little digital clock with an alarm for like $20 bucks max. I double sided taped one on the dash of my 60 (the 60 didn't have a clock).

    OEM is good but $228 hurts.
     
  10. snowcruiser

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    Check out Rosen Electronics. http://www.rosenelectronics.com (??) . They have a very nice looking Double DIN unit that is a cd,dvd,tv,nav,backup camera system for around $1500. No experience they just look nice. Good luck!